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Richfield in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Whiskey

 
 
Whiskey Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 16, 2008
1. Whiskey Marker
Inscription.
A Great Horse
A Stout Heart
1911 – 1943

 
Location. 44° 53.64′ N, 93° 11.263′ W. Marker is in Richfield, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 55 north of State Highway 5, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is between the Mississippi River and the parking lot at Historic Fort Snelling (one mile east of the Twin Cities International Airport). Marker is in this post office area: Saint Paul MN 55111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giacomo Constantino Beltrami (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elizabeth R. Snelling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Josiah Snelling (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Prairie (approx. mile away); Wokiksuye K'a Woyuonihan (approx. 0.4 miles away); De Dakod Makoce Unkitawapi E E (approx. half a mile away); Three Islands in the Mississippi (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richfield.
 
Regarding Whiskey. Whiskey, who had served in the Philippines, belonged to Battery F of the Fourteenth Field Artillery, Third United States Infantry. The legendary trick horse delighted audiences for nearly
Whiskey Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 16, 2008
2. Whiskey Marker
20 years by jumping through rings of fire, leaping obstacles, and bowing to the crowd. Source: The Military Historical Society of Minnesota
 
Also see . . .  Whiskey's Grave. "Whiskey was a renegade horse when he arrived at Fort Snelling's cavalry barns in 1921. His genius was recognized and Whiskey became an attraction at Fort Snelling." (Submitted on March 21, 2009.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,909 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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